We are counting down the last few days of school until we are in full summer swing! And summer means lazy days by the pool and little effort in the kitchen. This Summer Green Bean Salad Recipe is the perfect dish for those hot days when you want a simple dish that’s light and healthy.

I like the green beans to be a little crisp, so I just blanch them in the boiling water for just a few minutes, and then immediately transfer them to an ice bath. You could steam them too if you prefer. The tangy lemon garlic dressing is the perfect complement to the salad and ties all the components together.

And if you are lucky enough to have any leftover, they are just as delicious the next day! Usually, salads get gross in the fridge overnight, but thanks to this dish being comprised of fresh, crisp veggies, it can be enjoyed again the next day. Yay! Perfect for poolside parties, summer BBQs, and 4th of July picnics, this 1 Point salad is a must try.

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Summer Green Bean Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
18 mins
An easy and delicious low carb salad that’s perfect for your summer get togethers! Fresh, cool, and crisp it’s everything you want to eat on a hot summer day.
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 69 kcal
  • 1 lb fresh green beans (washed and cut into pieces)
  • 1/2 a red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Blanch green beans in water for about 3 minutes. Drain and transfer to an ice bath for another 2-3 minutes. Drain and place green beans in a large bowl.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients, and toss well.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 6 servings

Serving size is about 1 cup

Each serving = 1 Point*

*based only on ingredients that have an SP Freestyle value

Nutrition Facts
Summer Green Bean Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 69 Calories from Fat 33
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.7g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Potassium 298mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 9.1g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3.4g 14%
Sugars 3.6g
Protein 2g 4%
Calcium 3%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Made this with fresh asparagus, as that was all I had and it was excellent. Thank you for a great recipe.

  2. Eileen Beverly Reply

    I like your recipes but I don’t like your ‘print friendly’ option. It only shows the first page of a recipe, usually a picture and the description… this occurs each time I’ve tried to use that option. I have to copy/paste the recipe into a document. Please address this. Thank you.

  3. Cheryl Calkins Reply

    How disappointing that you only get the picture and dialog, but not the recipe when you select “printer friendly”!!

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